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Travel guide: Morecambe

23 March 2017

Supporters making the trip to the Globe Arena for Saturday's game against Morecambe can read our in-depth travel guide for the fixture.

STADIUM

Opened in 2010, Morecambe play their home matches at the Globe Arena which has a capacity of 6,476.    

The stadium replaced Christie Park, which was the club’s home since 1921, and is named after the construction company which built the ground, Globe Constructions. 

COACH TRAVEL 

Our fans are once again encouraged to make the journey with the Stags Supporters’ Association, who will depart from One Call Stadium at 10.00am on the morning of the game.    

Prices for the trip are as follows: 

Amber/junior members: £15 
Blue members: £20 
Non-members: £25    

To book your place on the coach, please call the SSA’s booking hotline on 07967 689597.

BY ROAD 

Get on the M1 in Derbyshire from Chesterfield Road and continue before taking the M62, M61 and M6 to the A683 in Lancashire. 

From there, follow the A683 to Westgate via Morecambe Road, and you will reach your destination, Globe Arena.

BY RAIL 

With three changes at Nottingham, Manchester Piccadilly and Lancaster, the journey will take over five hours in total and supporters are urged to book their tickets in advance to ensure better prices.     

The station is a 25-minute walk from the ground, or you can get the number six bus which drops you off outside the stadium, which takes approximately ten minutes.

PARKING 

Parking at the stadium is for permit holders only, so our away contingent are advised to find on-street parking.    

Next to the railway bridge, there is plenty of parking to use, however this does get full fairly quickly on matchdays.

TICKETS

The Shrimps have allocated us 400 tickets to sell in advance and these will be on sale until 2.00pm on Friday 24 March. 

Stags' fans will also be able to pay on the day at the Globe Arena, by paying in cash at the turnstiles or by card at the Shrimps' ticket office. 

Prices are as follows: 

Adult: £21 
Concession: £17 
Junior (15-18): £6 
Under 14: FREE with a paying adult* 
Disabled (with carer free): £17   

*Up to three under 14s will be eligible to receive a free ticket per paying adult. If an adult needs more than three under 14s’ tickets, they will be required to pay £6 for each additional under 14.     

We have been given three pairs of wheelchair and carer tickets in the Peter McGuigan Stand, which can be purchased from our ticket office for £17.    

Stags’ fans will also be able to purchase tickets on the day, with no price increase.    

Pre-purchased tickets will go off-sale at 2.00pm on Friday 24 March.     

To buy your tickets, please call our ticket office on 01623 482 482 or visit us on Quarry Lane.

PUBS 

The Hurley Flyer is a nearby pub which is rated highly by visiting supporters, is family friendly and also serves food.    

Regent Leisure Holiday Park is another option which is close to the ground and screens live sport with a good atmosphere.

TOTAL DISTANCE 

The exact distance between One Call Stadium and the Globe Arena is 146 miles which takes two hours and 44 minutes, approximately.

LAST TIME WE MET 

The two sides last faced each other on Boxing Day 2016 and the Shrimps ran out 1-0 winners. 

Good opportunities to open the scoring presented themselves to both sides in the opening ten minutes, with striker Matt Green being inches away from connecting with a Lee Collins cross from the left, before Aaron McGowan failed to test Scott Shearer from 18 yards. 

However, the Shrimps scored the only goal of the game in the 13th minute. Rhys Turner ghosted into the Stags’ box before laying it to the right for Peter Murphy to shoot. 

Shot-stopper Shearer parried from close range but Andy Fleming was there to prod it home to give the Shrimps an early lead. Stags almost got back on level terms shortly after when midfielder Ashley Hemmings’ cross found Green in the box, and veteran ‘keeper Barry Roche had to be alert to tip his looping header over the bar. 

Manager Steve Evans’ men continued to press for an equaliser for the remainder of the first half and were the better of the two sides at the start of the second period. 

In the 58th minute, defender Krystian Pearce played a defence-splitting pass through for Green to run on to, but was beaten to it by Roche. 

Stags then created their best chance of the game just a few minutes after striker Danny Rose had replaced Pat Hoban. 

Centre-half Kyle Howkins pressed forward and lashed a 25-yard effort towards goal which fell into the path of Rose, but he could only hit his effort against the upright. 

Despite creating the better of the chances, Stags couldn’t find an equaliser as the Shrimps left One Call Stadium with a victory.


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